Graduate Financial Aid & Scholarships

Children’s Literature M.A. or M.F.A.
Children’s Book Writing & Illustrating M.F.A.

  • Hollins may offer partial tuition remission to qualified students, work study up to $400, and student loans.
  • A number of other scholarships are also available.
  • Indicate your financial need on the application for admission, complete the FAFSA form, and submit a Graduate Application for Financial Assistance form (PDF).
  • Student loans are not available to international students.

Certificate in Children’s Book Illustration


Creative Writing M.F.A.

  • Stipends and scholarships are available to qualified students.
  • Interested applicants should fill out the Application for Stipend or Scholarship (MS Word).
  • Selected second-year students serve as creative writing teaching fellows.
  • Students interested in loans must complete the FAFSA form.
  • New students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $500 by April 1.
  • Student loans are not available to international students.

Dance M.F.A.

  • Qualified two-summer low-residency candidates may receive a 12-credit professional experience waiver for up to $10,824.
  • We offer artists’ fellowships, loans, and on-campus employment when possible.
  • Artists’ fellowships range from full to partial tuition and are based on both merit and need.
  • Entering students must apply for the artist fellowship (PDF) at the same time that they apply for admission.
  • All candidates applying for a fellowship/financial aid must complete the FAFSA form by the recommended date of March 1, but may apply after that date.
  • Student loans are not available to international students.

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.)

  • Licensed, practicing teachers receive a $100 per course discount with appropriate documentation.
  • Students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $100 at the beginning of each semester (credited toward the semester’s tuition charges).
  • Financial aid is available to qualified students.
  • Stafford student loans are available to students enrolled at least half time. You must complete the FAFSA form and a Graduate Application for Financial Assistance Form (PDF).
  • The Sue Zirkle Frazier Scholarship (PDF) is awarded to eligible students based on financial need and academic merit. Funds are limited.
  • Student loans are not available to international students.

Playwriting M.F.A.

  • Hollins may offer partial tuition remission to qualified students.
  • Student loans are available. To apply, indicate your financial need on the application for admission, complete the FAFSA form, and submit a Graduate Application for Financial Assistance Form (PDF).
  • Student loans are not available to international students.

Certificate in New Play Directing
Certificate in New Play Performance


Screenwriting & Film Studies M.A. or M.F.A.

  • Hollins may offer partial tuition remission to qualified students, work study of up to $400, and student loans. To apply, indicate your financial need on the application for admission, complete the FAFSA form, and submit a Graduate Application for Financial Assistance Form (PDF).
  • Student loans are not available to international students.

Teaching (M.A.T.)

  • All eligible students receive a grant covering 12 credit hours for student teaching.
  • Eligible students may apply for the Federal TEACH grant. A 3.25 GPA is a requirement for this federal grant.
  • To apply for federal student loans and/or a Federal TEACH grant, you must complete a FAFSA form and a Graduate Application for Financial Assistance Form (PDF).
  • Student loans are not available to international students.

Licensure-Only Program


Teaching and Learning M.A.

  • Licensed, practicing teachers receive a $100 per course discount with appropriate documentation. (Appropriate documentation would be a letter from the principal or supervisor verifying the teacher’s position or a copy of a contract.)
  • Students must pay a nonrefundable deposit of $100 at the beginning of each semester (credited toward the semester’s tuition charges).
  • Financial aid is available to qualified students. Stafford student loans are available to students enrolled at least half time. You must complete the FAFSA form and a Graduate Application for Financial Assistance Form (PDF).
  • Student loans are not available to international students.

CERTIFICATE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES (C.A.S.)

  • Licensed, practicing teachers receive a $100 per course discount with appropriate documentation.
  • Student loans are available. To apply, indicate your financial need on the application for admission, complete the FAFSA form, and submit a Graduate Application for Financial Assistance Form (PDF).
  • Student loans are not available to international students.